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Opinion: Proposed AWB bans ALL guns with a grip

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by radiotom, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. radiotom

    radiotom Well-Known Member

  2. izhevsk

    izhevsk Well-Known Member

    Yeah, that's not gonna fly.
  3. JFrame

    JFrame Well-Known Member

    I guess Feinstein's approach is to seem as crazy as possible, so that anything else will seem "reasonable" and "common sense" by comparison.

  4. rdhood

    rdhood Well-Known Member

    From the article...
    Basically, the author interprets this as: if you can hold it (you have to grip it to hold it ), it's illegal.

    If this passes (it wont) ... great news. Either this part will be thrown out by the courts (as being too vague or overly broad, thus banning all guns), or the whole thing will be thrown out.
  5. Manco

    Manco Well-Known Member

    Just keep in mind that at least four of the current Supreme Court justices would heartily approve of such a law--without a shred of doubt.
  6. gdcpony

    gdcpony Well-Known Member

    If I read it right, thumbhole stocks are "pistol grips." So My Mausers, and H&R Ultra-Slugger are both banned along with my daughter's 10/22 and my AR's. Yippie! I will be a felon soon! And my other daughter wants a thumbhole on her bolt guns, but is a lefty. A family crime syndicate for you!
  7. goldie

    goldie Well-Known Member

    That frankenstein needs to cool it, this is just getting more sickening by the day.:barf:
  8. Kynoch

    Kynoch member

    No need for interpretation. Thumbhole stocks are specifically banned in Feinstein's proposed bill.
  9. mgmorden

    mgmorden Well-Known Member

    Well, not exactly. The weapon has to be semi-automatic and have the naughty features. Manually operated or single-shot guns can have pistol grips, barrel shrouds,and all the other "bad" stuff. This is partly why during the last AWB why the pump-shotgun customizing took off. As long as it was on a pump you could add whatever you wanted.
  10. col.lemat

    col.lemat Well-Known Member

    My pistol has a pistol grip
    Last edited: Jan 31, 2013
  11. OptimusPrime

    OptimusPrime Well-Known Member

    All my old GI Joes have Kung-fu grips.
  12. beatledog7

    beatledog7 Well-Known Member

    I'd have a hard time shooting accurately any gun without a grip, and so would anyone else. That's the sort of gun that should be banned.
  13. mgmorden

    mgmorden Well-Known Member

    A pistol grip is only listed as a prohibited feature for a rifle, not a pistol.

    I completely understand rallying against the legislation guys, but we need to be educated about what it actually says to look competent when we argue against it.
  14. cambeul41

    cambeul41 Well-Known Member

    I suspect that you are a pretty good guesser.
  15. LubeckTech

    LubeckTech Well-Known Member


    It is better to remain silent and be thought dumb than speak and remove all doubt.
    I'm not saying you should not express your opinion because it is important to speak up. BUT when you THINK you know what a piece of legislation says ask your self "how do I KNOW that is what it says??" The devil is in the details. Our opposition wants to make us look like a bunch of backwards, ignorant rubes & wackos and will exploit any honest mistakes on our part toward that end.
  16. joeschmoe

    joeschmoe Well-Known Member

    Just keep in mind that they will never get the chance to vote on it again. (even if by some miracle it passed) SCOTUS does not hear cases on issues they have already settled. This would be struck down by lower courts and never heard from again. DOA.
  17. Tinman357

    Tinman357 Well-Known Member

    Didn't these twit congress persons swear an oath to "uphold and defend the Constitution" ? Doesn't introducing laws like this stand as an act of treason?

    Or at the very least a call for failure to uphold an oath of office?

  18. BHP FAN

    BHP FAN Well-Known Member

    yes. They should automatically lose the plush jobs they hold whenever they introduce such legislation .
  19. armoredman

    armoredman Well-Known Member

    Therefore Hughes Electric Chain Guns are completely OK if semi-auto only, one sot per push of the button...
    Yes, it is meant to fail AND distract from the real objectives, such as separate magazine bans which will seem tame in comparison, and this years Holy Grail, the Universal Registrat...I mean Background Check...
  20. browningguy

    browningguy Well-Known Member

    Exactly as JFrame mentioned. The plan is to put up a law that has zero chance of seeing the light of day in the house. This allows the western state senate dems to vote against it to "show they support the 2nd amendment". Then they put in a law to ban high cap mags and most assault rifles and the western dems can claim they voted for it since it was the least obtrusive and most reasonable approach to gun control.

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